Hanoi researcher Nguyen Vinh Phuc dies at 86

File photo of Nguyen Vinh Phuc

Nguyen Vinh Phuc, a famous historical and cultural researcher on Hanoi, died on Jan. 28 at the age of 86 in the Vietnamese capital.

He was born in 1926 in the northern province of Hung Yen. Being a revolutionist until 1948, he switched to a teacher of literature, history and geography in Hanoi due to his health conditions.

For many years, he was considered one of the most eminent historical and cultural researchers of the capital. He was conferred with the State title Distinguished Teacher and presented the prize “Bui Xuan Phai – For the Love of Hanoi” for his great research efforts.

He was also honored as an “Excellent Citizen of the Capital” in 2010.

Mr. Phuc was often called “Hanoi researcher” or “Hanoi lover”.

His funeral will be held from 7am to 9am on February 2 at the National Defense Ministry Funeral House at No.5 Tran Thanh Tong Street, Hanoi.

By T. Vy, translated by Tuong Thuy

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